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The New Manufacturing Challenge : Techniques for Continuous Improvement by Kiyoshi Suzaki .       A detailed "operating manual" of manufacturing techniques and procedures, this practical guide spells out changes in production and employee resources that can give back to American industries the cutting edge in price, quality, and delivery of products.

Author Kiyoshi Suzaki writes, "The elimination of waste corresponds to a respect for human dignity. In striving towards this eternal challenge, the book should be viewed with fresh eyes. While helping us to clearly understand the various tools of continuous improvement, it also shows us how to tie them together to bring an organization to world-class performance. The essence of this book should permeate an organization if it is to create and/or sustain its competitive edge - with everyone involved. It is translated into more than eight languages. Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) distributes a best selling video-course under the same title with comprehensive guidebooks and an instruction manual."

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Closing : The Life and Death of an American Factory by Cathy N. Davidson, William L. Bamberger .       "Here is a stupendous book, a complete answer to any who believe that all that counts in a company is its bottom line, and that the only people with a stake in it are its shareholders." - The Economist

"Davidson...offers thoughtful commentary, including interviews with six individuals, and Bamberger supplies probing photographs; together, they create a telling portrait of the last six months of the White Furniture Company of Mebane, North Carolina. A 111-year-old firm specializing in high-quality reproduction antiques, White was family owned until 1985 and employed more than 200 people. Davidson researched economic factors and the furniture industry and talked with a range of former White employees (a mill worker, shop-floor supervisors, an executive assistant, and the CEO who decided to close the plant). Bamberger spent days at the factory in its final months, capturing on film the commitment and skill of these six and other workers, as well as their reactions to the elimination of jobs many had held for decades. An eloquent essay on the human cost of downsizing and globalization." - Mary Carroll, Booklist

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The New Shop Floor Management : Empowering People for Continuous Improvement by Kiyoshi Suzaki .       Drawing on the highly successful principles of holistic management, international consultant Kiyoshi Suzaki demonstrates how modern shop floor management techniques--focusing maximum energy on the front line--can lead to dramatic improvements in productivity, quality, cost, delivery, safety, and ultimately, competitive position. 100 half-page line drawings.

The author writes, "The mini-company and the glass wall management concepts bring simple and effective tools to make today's organization successful. These concepts help empower people to be accountable for what he, she, or the team does. Viewing the boss as a banker, you as the mini-company president, and the next process as customer, etc., makes the roles and responsibilities clear while promoting self-management."

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5S for Operators : 5 Pillars of the Visual Workplace by Hiroyuki Hirano, Melanie Rubin (Illustrator).       Operator books are based on the principles of adult learning to meet the reading needs of a shopfloor audience. Written at the appropriate reading level, these books are heavily illustrated with photos and drawings. The text is set up with one concept for every two to four pages so that it can be easily read in chunks; headers and assists in the margin make the significance of each section stand out. Each chapter summarizes main concepts and tools at the beginning and lists application questions at the end. This particular book presents the main concepts and tools from Hirano's 5 Pillars of the Visual Workplace. Hirano discusses how the 5S theory fosters efficiency, maintenance, and continuous improvement in all areas of the company, from the plant floor to the sales office. It explains why the 5S's are important and gives the who, what, where, and how of 5S implementation.

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